Posted by Gary Press on October 07, 1999 at 12:22:23:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Mirafone 184-5U CC for sale posted by Dan on October 05, 1999 at 23:40:32:
Actually, Cherry Beauregard used the 184 as his primary solo and quintet horn. He played it for many years in the Eastman Brass. The horn he used in Rochester Phil. was a Hirsbrunner 5/4 CC.
Interestingly though, Roger Bobo played a 184 in LA Phil for quite a few years including on the classic 1971 Holst Planets recording where Tommy Johnson doubled portions on a 185! Check it out. Roger then went through the 186 and finally to the 188, if I am correct.
The 184 is definitely not for everyone, but I found that it works really well in a quintet. It has a very focus, compact sound that allows impeccable balance in a chamber setting.